The Office of Academic Affairs is responsible for the academic integrity of the University, with the deans and directors of the academic support units (library, computing services, etc.) reporting to the vice president for academic affairs.
Dakota State University was founded in 1881 as a normal school – a school for the instruction and training of teachers. While teacher education is still a cornerstone of the University’s academic programs, the mission of the institution was changed in 1984 to focus its academic programs more directly on information technology. DSU currently offers programs at the certificate, associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels (both master’s and doctoral) within three academic colleges: the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Information Systems, and the College of Education.
The University has been recognized regionally and nationally as a leader in the integration of information technology across the curriculum and in all its majors. To support its IT mission, DSU sponsors a leasing program which puts a tablet PC in the hands of all its students. This tablet program is enhanced by ubiquitous wireless and wired networks across the campus and in all campus facilities (including residence halls, the athletic facilities, and even the football stadium).
Dr. Judy Dittman
Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs